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Warts like growth on the penis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 36 Questions
User :   I'm a 50 yo male and just noticed what appears to be a wart on my penis...Suggestions?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
User :   rather embarassing situation
Doctor :   Can you please take a photograph and send me?
User :   don't have a camera
Doctor :   How does it appear, can you please describe it the location also?
User :   is it possible to us an over the counter product
User :   it is on the foreskin of the bottom part of my penis....never had anything like it
User :   and of course, my dr is a female
Doctor :   Are you sexually active?
User :   i am....
Doctor :   Do you have a single partner or multiple?
User :   single
User :   it does look like a little cauliflower head
Doctor :   How large is it?
User :   a little smaller than an eraser on a pencil
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Nilwart can be tried
Doctor :   This should be over the counter
User :   can you use a product which would freeze it
User :   i have dr. scholl's freeze away
Doctor :   I am just worried since it is on genital area if you can use it safely
User :   says the active ingredient is salicylic acid
Doctor :   Otherwise other areas you can use over the counters with Salicyclic acide
User :   if i went to the dr what would they do
Doctor :   In fact three ways
Doctor :   Cantharidin
Doctor :   Liquid nitrogen
Doctor :   Salicyclic acid is relatively safe and can be used OTC on other areas other than genitals
User :   would it be removed immediately if they did that
Doctor :   yes
User :   i guess that is what i will do....thank you very much for your help
Doctor :   How long it is been there?
User :   probably three weeks
User :   it is just in this one spot
Doctor :   Often warts disappear on their own
Doctor :   If you have only one, the first thing is to wait
User :   will it come back?
Doctor :   let it disappear
Doctor :   on its own
User : think it will?
Doctor :   Most do
User :   ok
User :   thank you very much
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :   Pleasure here
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   embarassing here
Doctor :   It is cosmetically embarassing
Doctor :   I agree
User :   thanks
Doctor :   But 90% of women and men have them
Doctor :   at some point
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